Sports Cars

  • 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 HPE1000 on dyno

    The mad individuals at Hennessey Performance Engineering have created their first 2019 Corvette ZR1 with 1,000 horsepower. To show off their creation, the gang at HPE shared a video of the sports car doing a pull on the dyno. The 1,000 hp comes courtesy of the HPE1000 package for the 2019 Corvette ZR1, which already leaves the factory with a stout 755-hp rating. In baseline testing, HPE found the sports car made 654 hp at the rear wheels. The dyno test showed that, when outfitted with the HPE1000 package, that figure rose to 905 hp, which certainly means 1,000 or more horsepower at the crank...

  • Qiantu K50 by Mullen
    Qiantu K50 electric sports car to be built in Washington state

    A new Chinese EV brand by the name of Qiantu is using a sleek, carbon fiber-bodied sports car to spearhead its launch in the United States. The car is called the K50, and on Thursday we received confirmation that it will be manufactured at a site in Washington state's Spokane County. The...

  • 1986 Audi Sport Quattro for sale
    Try not to drool over this 1986 Audi Sport Quattro for sale

    There may be no more desirable classic Audi than the limited run of Sport Quattros. The coupe, homologated for Group B rally racing, is an icon for Audi enthusiasts. Those with the right bank balances can turn a dream into a reality because one has surfaced for sale. Canepa listed this 1986 Audi...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spy shots and video

    Mercedes-AMG’s GT has just been updated, but a bigger, badder and presumably faster version of the Affalterbach tuner’s standalone sports car has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring and on some surrounding streets. The car looks like the track-focused GT R Pro, but there are...

  • Front-engined Hemi-powered Porsche 911 Photo: Danton Arts Kustoms
    French firm building Hemi-powered, front-engined Porsche 911

    File this one under modifications we'd never even imagine. French tuning company Danton Arts Kustoms revealed on Instagram it has a Hemi V-8-powered Porsche 911 in the works. If that doesn't sound mad enough, there's a catch. The V-8 isn't going in the rear where the flat-6 engine once sat...

  • Possible test mule for 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes likely testing platform for next SL

    Engineers have been caught driving what is likely to be an early test mule for a redesigned SL-Class due around 2021. The test mule, spotted outside the Nürburgring racetrack, is hidden beneath the makeshift body of an E-Class sedan but features a number of clues that suggest we're looking at...

  • 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

    Nissan celebrated the Nissan Z's 50th anniversary at the 2019 New York International Auto Show with a special-edition model set to go on sale this year. Fans eager to toast Nissan's sports car will have to spend $37,315. The Japanese brand announced Tuesday that the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition will cost an extra $2,600 atop the 370Z Coupe Sport trim it's based upon. The $37,315 price is for a 50th Anniversary Edition model with a 6-speed manual transmission. Those who opt for the 7-speed automatic transmission will see the price climb to $38,565. READ THIS: The future Nissan Z and GT-R will...

  • 2017 Toyota 86 limited-edition model for Australia
    Next Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ may move to Toyota platform

    Toyota previously confirmed we'll see a second-generation of the 86 sports car (nee Scion FR-S), but it may not come on a Subaru platform. Both the next-generation 86 and Subaru BRZ may instead switch to Toyota's TNGA architecture, according to a Friday report from the Australian website CarSales...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR
    Aston Martin embraces V-12, wants to keep engine alive

    As long as it's possible, Aston Martin will keep the V-12 engine alive. The commitment comes as automakers begin to take a hard look at large-displacement engines. New emissions and fuel economy regulations around the world will make it more difficult for an engine like the V-12 to comply. Marek...

  • 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    The future Nissan Z and GT-R will be shaped by customers

    The Nissan Z car and GT-R just celebrated their 50th birthdays with special-edition models, but both are starting to feel chubby and middle aged, and both are overdue for a redesign. When's the rebirth coming? At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the man known as "Mr. GT-R," Hiroshi...

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T
    Porsche reportedly plans electric 718 sports car by 2022

    Porsche is developing an electric 718 sports car for launch around 2022, Autocar reported on Tuesday. Prototype 718s with electric powertrains are being developed alongside one with a hybrid powertrain, the British publication has learned from Porsche CEO Oliver Blume. “We have prototypes of...

  • 1985 Renault R5 Turbo2 on Jay Leno's Garage
    1985 Renault R5 Turbo2 rockets into Jay Leno's Garage

    The Renault R5 hatchback was forbidden fruit on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Thankfully, Jay Leno's Garage has featured the French hot hatch in a recent episode. The particular car is a 1985 R5 Turbo2. The name designates that it's part of the R5's second generation. Unlike the mass-market 5...

  • Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato by R-Reforged

    The Italian design house Zagato celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and a Swiss company is planning quite the toast to its centennial. AF Racing and its newly announced R-Reforged brand will create 38 new Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato models based on the original, which debuted in concept form in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. Effectively, the new car is a production continuation of the 150 sought-after cars built in 2011 and 2012. The 38 new cars will be available as coupes and speedsters and production will be split evenly between the two...

  • 2019 Audi R8
    Audi R8 replacement expected to be 650-hp electric e-tron GTR

    In March, we heard that the Audi R8 had a very uncertain future. If new rumors prove true, it appears the R8 will, in fact, die to make room for an all-electric supercar. The information comes from British magazine Car, which reported Monday the R8 will morph into the "e-tron GTR." Sources close to...

  • BAC Mono #100
    Live out your open-wheel dreams in the BAC Mono

    BAC is a startup sports car company from Liverpool, England, which views driving as a sport. The company, started by Ian and Neill Briggs, has offered its Mono single-seat open-wheel sports car since 2012, but the little road and track car only in recent years has started to gain momentum in the...

  • 2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots and video

    Porsche has just launched its new 992-generation 911 sports car and you can bet there'll be just as many variants, if not more, that we saw with the previous 991 generation. We're talking close to two dozen variants, from the base Carerra right up to the GT2 RS. The latest spy shots and video show...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes-AMG says CLA45, GLA45, A45 will boast 420 hp

    While we're still digesting the performance credentials Mercedes-AMG has cooked up for its A35 and CLA35 cars, the brand shared new details about the CLA45, A45, and GLA45. The big news: they'll have around 420 horsepower. Tobias Moers, head of the Mercedes-AMG, told Autoblog in a report published...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT (Matt Dayka/For Motor Authority)
    Ford Mustang is the best-selling sport coupe globally, again

    Buyers have plenty of options to choose from, but when it comes to sport coupes, the Ford Mustang is king. In a Wednesday release, Ford said the Mustang claimed the crown for best-selling sport coupe globally once again. It's the fourth year running the Ford Mustang has earned the title. It likely...

  • Qiantu K50 by Mullen, 2019 New York auto show

    A new Chinese EV brand by the name of Qiantu is using a sleek, carbon fiber-bodied sports car to spearhead its launch in the United States, which kicked off on Wednesday with the debut of the K50 at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The Qiantu K50 was first shown in China in 2016 and has since then been further developed for a view to start production in 2020. Versions sold in the United States are to be assembled locally, with California's Mullen Technologies to homologate, assemble and market the vehicle locally. The K50 features a modular platform that can make room for many...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition
    2020 Nissan GT-R preview

    The Nissan GT-R, an R35 to those who know their GT-Rs from their Skylines, was unveiled to the world in 2007 and on sale in the United States the following year as a 2009 model. More than a decade on, the GT-R is still once of the fastest cars in production thanks to continual updates over the...

  • Lotus Evora GT4 concept
    Lotus' Chinese plant under construction

    Lotus' new owner, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the Chinese company that turned around Volvo and made Polestar a high-end EV brand, has ambitious plans in store for the sports car manufacturer from Hethel. The goal is to transform Lotus into a proper Porsche rival, by launching high-volume models...

  • 2020 Audi R8, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 R8 gets new look, 200-mph top speed for all models

    The 2020 Audi R8 is ready to storm the Big Apple with a refreshed version of its high-end R8 sports car. On Thursday, the German brand revealed the updated R8 for the U.S. market after showing the global car last year. Of note, Audi will skip the 2019 model year and jump straight to the 2020 model...

  • 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition is a meaningful sticker pack

    It's been 50 years since the first Z car took to U.S. roads, and the 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition has bowed to honor the sports car's lineage. Nissan will use this week's 2019 New York International Auto Show to showcase the 50th Anniversary Edition car, which was revealed on Tuesday...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO goes on a carbon fiber diet

    The Nissan GT-R is now entering its middle-age years, and like any superstar it needs a little bit of plastic surgery to keep its look, and performance, fresh. Ahead of its formal debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO roared into the Big Apple on Tuesday...

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